Food and drink
You can pop in just to buy a round of the organic stone-ground-flour bread, or take a seat at one of the rustic wooden tables and choose from a selection of freshly made soups, quiches and pastries and made-to-order salads and tartines (open sandwiches). There are plenty of vegan and vegetarian options to choose from. Don’t leave without trying the bombe au chocolat for desert — words fail me!
The bakeries are famous for their table commune — a communal table designed to encourage you to natter with your neighbours.
Coumount’s original store is located on Rue Dansaert (see below). However, I listed the Sablon café because it has a light-and-airy glass-house terrace out the back. It's particularly lovely in summer when they open the roof panels.
It gets incredibly busy at lunchtimes and on the weekends and, as a result, the waiters can be a bit unsmiling and blunt. You’ll need to grab their attention to let them know you’re ready to order etc.
On the fashionable Grand Sablon square, across the street from [node:178333].
Soup costs 3 euros, sandwiches 7—9 euros and desserts 5 euros.
Coumout’s first store at Rue Antoine Dansaert 16A is still open. Other can be found at: Avenue Louise 124, Rue des Tongres 71-73, Chaussée de Boondael 479, Chaussée de Waterloo 515 and Chaussée de Waterloo 1480.
- Backpackers / Students
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- People watching
- No fuss